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Bath Woman Charged with Animal Cruelty:


A Bath woman has been arrested and charged with cruelty to animals.  Bath Police report that 59-year-old Linda Trescott was arrested after one of her dogs was found deceased and a lack of adequate food, water, and medical treatment was determined to be the cause.  Another dog was severely emaciated.  Trescott was arraigned and released to re-appear at a later date.



Hearing on Bath Fire Contracts:


The Town Board in Bath will hold a public hearing next month on several proposed fire contracts. The hearing will examine contracts between the Town of Bath and Kanona fire, village of Savona and the village of Bath. The Kanona contract is for about $45,000, the Savona deal is $52,000 and the village of Bath contract is for a little more than $212,000. The hearing will be held Feb. 13, 7 p.m. at the Municipal Building.



State Police Seek Safe Owner:


State police are attempting to reunite a safe with its owner. Troopers said they found the damaged black sentry safe along the shoulder of State Route 415 in Avoca. If you’re missing a safe, call troopers at 776-2183.



Clayton Trial Resumes Today:


After a day’s delay due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, testimony will resume this morning in Steuben County court in the murder trial of Thomas Clayton.  Clayton’s accused of causing the death of his wife, Kelley.  One co-defendant has already been convicted while a third awaits trial.



Hornell’s Shawmut Park Housing Complex Details Revealed:


At Monday’s meeting of the Hornell Common Council, Mayor Shawn Hogan revealed the details of the Shawmut Park housing complex.  He said it will feature ten buildings with six units each.  Each apartment will have its own separate entrance and its own garage.  The project is being done by Riedman Construction of Rochester.  Construction is tentatively planned to begin this spring.



Village of Bath Democratic Caucus Jan. 25th:


The Village of Bath Democratic Caucus will be held Wednesday, January 25th at 7 p.m. in the village board room.  Two village trustee positions, each with a 5 year term, are open.  All registered democrats living in the village are eligible to vote at the caucus.  Anyone interested in being a candidate should contact Bath Town Democratic Chairman Gary Ostrander at (607) 776-7556 prior to the caucus. 



Board of Education Meeting:


The Avoca Central School Board of Education will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in DL Room #137.  On the agenda will be the vote on an overnight wrestling trip to SUNY Brockport in February.

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